Saturday, October 17, 2015

Preview - balletLORENT Snow White - Gala Theatre

BalletLORENT brings Snow White to the Gala Theatre on Weds 21st October as part of the Take Off Festival. It is the second of balletLORENT's trilogy of fairytale adaptations written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. balletLORENT's mystical adaptation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is co-produced by Northern Stage and commissioned by Sadler's Wells.

Inspired by the success of Rapunzel, Artistic Director Liv Lorent and her team decided to create a trilogy of fairytales. Carol Ann Duffy, Murray Gold, Phil Eddolls and Malcolm Rippeth have joined Liv Lorent and the balletLORENT team once again, alongside new collaborator Libby Everall for this dance theatre adaptation of Snow White, created for family audiences- it's recommended for ages 7yr and up.   

The reimagining of the Sow White story and has all of the required elements. A mother's poisonous jealousy, desire, deception, compassion and finally redemption. There are "magical mirrors, mysterious miners, and beauty as pure as feathered snow", and I'm guessing a compassionate huntsman and a handsome prince?  It stays close to the original Grimm tale with the jealous mother being Snow White's own mother who wishes for a beautiful daughter and is then consumed with jealousy when her wish comes true.

Choreographed by Liv Lorent, with beautiful costumes by Libby Everall, and a set design and lighting by Phil Eddols and Malcolm Rippeth.
The  music is composed by Murray Gold and performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the story is narrated by Lindsay Duncan.

It looks dark and mysterious as any good fairy tale should!

Performances are at 12.30pm and 7pm.
Tickets are available from the box office £20/£18 (students and under 16s)
Tel 03000 266 600 or via the gala website .

Photographs are courtesy of Kit Haigh and Ian West.

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